Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

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Have you ever taken a few quiet moments to sit in the sun, freeing your mind, and suddenly find yourself faced with a deer running at you? It’s a fun and exciting experience.

When she stopped, her right side looked very pregnant. She’s three years old.

morning trails


18 responses

  1. How wonderful! Will you see her again?

    May 25, 2012 at 7:17 am

    • melissakoski

      Julie, yes I’ll see her again. There’s a matriarch with three young ones that I see regularly. This one is one of the matriarch’s kiddos. I’m guessing the matriarch is probably pregnant herself, or just recently birthed a fawn or two. I keep checking the area tall grass for fawns. This family has stayed close for the past four years or so. The group is just big enough now that some will probably push off into a new area later this summer season. I can usually spot a few of the deer whenever I look out the windows at the back of the house. (:

      May 25, 2012 at 9:44 am

  2. I agree, Melissa, I am always excited to be outside in my yard at just the right moment the local deer pass through. I love the effect you put on the woods trail!

    May 25, 2012 at 7:18 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Shelia I had taken that photo with my phone on my morning run. It was an absolutely perfectly wonderful morning! (:

      May 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

  3. Gee, what a wonderful area that you live, to see all of this nature and wildlife. Great post, Melissa. :-)

    May 25, 2012 at 10:06 am

    • melissakoski

      I agree Bob! Is it too hot for you and Ann to get out on as many trips? What do you keep your air conditioner temp at? (:

      May 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      • I guess I was talking about you having such stuff so close to your house. No, it’s never too hot for us. We still make trips whenever we can. Believe it or not, we keep our thermostat in the house at 78 degrees. We have ceiling fans in every room, and we keep those on low speed and our house is very comfortable. I think it helps that our humidity is down in the teens during the heat of the day, and sometimes in the single digits. A couple of weeks ago we set a record for a particular day of 107 degrees. The humidity was only 7, so the heat was tolorable. It is very hot outside, obviously, but it is like standing in front of an oven. No humidity, no perspiration to speak of.

        May 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

  4. Great post, Melissa! It must be really nice (and I guess scary at the same time) to be greeted by a deer on your morning run/walk :)

    May 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

    • melissakoski

      Gracie, the deer actually came at me while I meditated in my yard… it was thrilling….and scary (: The good scary ya know?

      May 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

      • The deer was meditating in your yard!?!?! That’s what you should have taken a picture of!

        j/k ;)

        May 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      • melissakoski

        Ha- I should have said, “The deer came at me while I meditated.” Well played Mr. Teacher. Hope you’re enjoying your long weekend Jason!

        May 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

  5. louisva

    Quite often see the same deer and either 12 or 13 turkeys. The thirteen is when dad is home; only 12 when he’s trying to add to his harem.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

    • melissakoski

      “My” turkeys seem to disappear during the summer months. The flowers and butterflies make it worth the change though. (:

      May 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm

  6. Lovely images, Melissa.

    May 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Mike. I’ve been enjoying yours as well. Lots happening out there this time of year.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm

  7. love the morning trail!

    May 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

  8. What a rush!!!

    May 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm

  9. So magical, love it!

    June 15, 2012 at 1:31 am


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